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Hip Stars Troupe Rehearsal


This class is taught by:

Johanna Xenobia

Johanna 'Xenobia' Krynytzky, Director and Owner of Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio, has been a full-time teacher and performer of belly dance for over a decade. This ancient art originally piqued her interest while a student of both Art History and Anthropology at the University of Chicago. After graduating with a double major, she worked at the Field Museum of Natural History where she managed the Education Programs and Performances. Today, she uses that information to run a dance studio with over a dozen instructors on staff, workshops with guest instructors, festivals, and monthly dance showcases.
Dance was a door for her as she continued studying movement and the human body, attaining her Massage Therapy license in 2001, and practicing ever since. Johanna, also a Reiki II, continues to study yoga and meditation, finding all these disciplines inter-connected and highly relevant in continuing to explore the art of being human.  In Dec 2015 she attained 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training certified by Yoga Alliance, where she has been blown away by the power of an authentic yogic eight limbs practice.
Though Johanna is honored to be caretaker of the Hip Expressions community, she loves teaching dance, yoga, and movement classes where she can inspire students through this ancient dance form that continues to evolve today. Equally rewarding is working on a client through bodywork to assist in the healing process.
Great inspiration comes from working with other dancers, musicians, and artists on collaborative projects, from short choreographies to full length productions as well as fire dancing on the beach.
While her vision includes touching souls through her art, true transformation can only be achieved as a personal journey, and it is her goal to inspire you to explore yours.
The Hip Stars is a Hip Expressions Studio company specializing in professional presentation of the variety of the art of Belly Dance. Students will learn troupe choreographies, as well as develop solos for performances at 1001 Nights Showcases, and various other community outreach and private parties. Participation in the Hip Stars is for intermediate/advanced students to professional dancers who show passion and dedication.  Students who are interested in joining should speak directly to the director about their intent, and will be given guidelines to follow that would potentially lead to an invitation. Directed by Johanna Xenobia, dancers in Hip Stars will develop performance technique, stage presence, gain performance savy, and learn to work as a group and solo, while continuing to refine their technique. The Hip Stars mission is to have fun and inspire others through group dance art performance and interaction, while fostering the growth of individual dancers.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon May 01 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Johanna Xenobia
  • Mon May 08 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Johanna Xenobia
  • Mon May 15 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Johanna Xenobia
  • Mon May 22 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Johanna Xenobia
  • Mon May 29 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Johanna Xenobia
  • Mon Jun 05 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Johanna Xenobia
  • Mon Jun 12 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Johanna Xenobia
  • Mon Jun 19 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Johanna Xenobia
  • Mon Jun 26 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Johanna Xenobia
  • Mon Jul 03 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Johanna Xenobia
  • Mon Jul 10 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Johanna Xenobia
  • Mon Jul 17 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Johanna Xenobia
  • Mon Jul 24 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Johanna Xenobia
  • Mon Jul 31 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Johanna Xenobia
  • Mon Aug 07 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Johanna Xenobia
  • Mon Aug 14 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Johanna Xenobia
  • Mon Aug 21 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Johanna Xenobia
  • Mon Aug 28 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Johanna Xenobia